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R.I.P. Joan Fontaine & Peter O’Toole

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Entertainment- Many readers may not remember the beautiful actress Joan Fontaine who won an Oscar for her performance in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Suspicion,” beating out her sister,  Olivia de Havilland that same year.  Fontaine began her film career in 1937 and her death at age 97 signals the passing of an era.  For more information on her career, see this link>LINK

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Peter O’Toole, the willowy and mesmerizing actor who became an overnight sensation in the 1962 film epic “Lawrence of Arabia,” died Saturday in a London hospital. He was 81.

His death, which was confirmed by his agent, came after a prolonged, unspecified illness. During his long and colorful career, Mr. O’Toole received eight Academy Award nominations with no wins — an unprecedented streak for an actor. In 2003, he settled for an honorary Oscar, which he accepted with customary relish.

“Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. My foot,” he said, clutching the Oscar for lifetime achievement. For more on this story see this>LINK

 

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